Happy Birthday T-Dawg!

Here's the spread!! We decided to do a football party early on...it was supposed to be a tailgating party (on Saturday) right before the big BYU game but all of our guests were at a Law Picnic and we couldn't have a party without them. We bumped the party back and still had a football blast! I served boneless buffalo Strips (just plain chicken strips for the kids), sausage stars, mexican cheese corn dip, little weiners, and of course cake and icecream! The recipes for some of these are on my friend Heidi's food blog. If you haven't checked it out yet...you have to. Now! Or atleast after you finish reading my post! It's here.

John is really good at decorating cakes and he is such a good baker so they taste delicious too. He made this football field cake just for his boy!!! I think that we both had a lot of fun planning and thinking about this party. After doing 7 little girl birthdays, we were ready for a change! My friend April is an amazing cake decorator and she made this sweet personal cake just for Talon! It was just perfect! Thanks April!!!
My friend Jill told me about these cupcake sticks and she warned me that it was going to change my life! I think that it MOST DEFINITLY HAS! I not only had a blast making them (with her help) but they also taste DIVINE!! Seriously, they are amazing! You can make them into any shape or design that you want to. These footballs are seriously chocolate cake underneath that coating of delicious chocolate. For directions on how to make these you can go here (again...after you finish reading my post)!

Look at him grabbing for it!!
One is such a big birthday because they learn how to do so much, SO fast. It's like they turn one and they decide that they are not babies anymore...crazy! He starts off his birthday cake with a spoon...just to make his momma happy.
He decides VERY quickly that a spoon just ain't gonna be fast enough. This is what the crowd was waiting for!

He had a blast and ate ALOT of cake!

The fellas'!
The sistas'!
There were LOTS of children there too...I promise...but they were so busy playing that we hardly noticed they were there.

Talon received a few more gifts from John and I on his actual birthday (September 7th a.k.a Labor Day). We went to a great BBQ and spent all day playing hard. We are working on our car collection and so that is what Talon got...cars, cars, and more cars!

Talon is such an amazing little guy and I love him SO much. Even though he keeps me up all night and he requires MUCH lovin' and holdin', I am so thankful that he is mine. He is funny and smart and snuggly! He loves John and I so much. He loves his sisters to pieces. I cannot wait to hear all of the things that he has goin' on in his mind.

Talon is very close to walking...any day now! He is climbing on everything which is new for me...out girls are not climbers at all. I have found him numerous times in the bathroom on the top of our two stepped stool, playing in the sink. He is on the dishwasher door the second that it is opened and if we are anywhere that there are stairs, he is at the top before we even notice that he is missing!

He is starting to eat more now that his tubes are in his ears. He will eat an entire bowl of oatmeal and scream when it is gone because he wants more. He just points to the empty bowl crying...it is so sad. I have to now make two packs at a time to fill up his belly! He has been the smallest of our babies yet! He started out about the same but he has weighed 20lbs. since he was 4 months old. He just keeps getting taller (95%) and skinnier. We are hoping to chunk him up with his appetite change...we don't know what to do with the little ones?

He still likes to be rocked to sleep which I do not love but since he does, I'm doing it! You owe me Talon...some day!

He is getting ALL of his teeth right now. His molars are breaking through and it makes him very sad...I cannot wait for them to all be in. He has a gap in his two front teeth just like his sisters did. Good thing that I know that it closes up very nicely!

Talon likes to pull hair. While rocking him he grabs hold of my hair SO tight and wraps and tangles and swirls. I think that it must be a soothing thing for him. He has done this ever since he had control over his hands. He wraps it around his little hands until it is pulling so hard that I cannot stand it anymore and I have to disrupt the almost sleeping baby to unwind it. He SCREAMS and is SO mad at me when I do this but I can only take so much pain!!! My head will sometimes hurt for hours because of all of the hair that he pulled out. Ponytails don't even help...he pulls them out.

I could go on and on but will save it for another post. Happy Birthday Talon! We love you!


Emily said...

How fun! Love all the cakes and decorations--you are so creative! Happy Birthday to Talon!

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday Talon! What a way to celebrate. You and Jon could open a catering business with his cake skills and your everything else! It sounds and looks like a perfect day. And Talon sure is a great little man!

Heidi said...

My gracious!! I love to see 'Katrina Magic' in action!! Everything is incredible and my tummy is 'a growlin!!! Sure love you my sweet friend!
On the drive to FL last night Matt and I were both talking about how great you guys are and how much your family has changed our life for the better!!
Happy Birthday talon boy!!

Heidi said...

My gracious!! I love to see 'Katrina Magic' in action!! Everything is incredible and my tummy is 'a growlin!!! Sure love you my sweet friend!
On the drive to FL last night Matt and I were both talking about how great you guys are and how much your family has changed our life for the better!!
Happy Birthday talon boy!!

Chablis said...

Wooo Hooo! I LOVE it. You always are SO creative and I love how you put things together.

Sweet Talon, he honestly sounds exactly like Henry...except for the tubes...pulls hair, eats SO much food, almost walking. I wish we were closer, they'd be best friends!

Happy Birthday sweet Talon!

The Tyler's said...

Oh I love this post!! Noah was excited to see he made the blog. I love that little guy. I so hope he gets to feeling better so he (and you) can sleep. Poor little guy. We loved the party! Thx for the invite. The food was amazing and the pops could not have been any more cute!
C ya tomorrow!

Lan said...

Wish we could have been there. You did an amazing job on everything. It looks like he enjoyed it all too.

Lehikoinens said...

How cute is that birthday party? You are SO awesome! How do you have the energy for all this? I'm tired just reading about it!!

The Smiths said...

Thanks for sharing the Bakerella website! I made the cupcake pops today for a baby shower.

Bonnie and Brian Wayne said...

That food looked awesome - I am definitely checking out the footballs thing - how cool is that? Happy Bday to Talon! Hope to meet you someday!

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